Fun and Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In Concord

Whether yours is a galentine, significant other, or even a best furry friend- Concord offers fun things to do in pairs on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

1. Romance on Ice

Head to the Veranda shopping center with your SO for one last chance to take a romantic spin on ice at their outdoor rink. Ice at the Veranda runs through February 14.

Ice Skating At The Veranda

2. Enjoy a Glass of Wine by the Fire

After your skate date, head over to Residual Sugar to enjoy a glass of wine at their outdoor fire pit. Added bonus: they’re conveniently located just a few steps away from the ice rink.

3. Brew for Two

If craft beer is more to your liking, take a short drive to Side Gate BreweryEpidemic AlesHop Grenade, or Concord Tap House.

4. Dine Concord Style

Explore Concord’s bustling and diverse local food scene. From fancy to funky, eclectic to ethnic, you’re bound to discover the perfect spot for your romantic foodie rendezvous.

5. Catch a Flick

Enjoy cushy accommodations at the Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX and Brenden Theaters, or go nostalgic at the West Wind Drive-In.

West Solano Movie Drive-In

6. Grab a Sweet Treat

For some tasty sweet treats check out Beard Papa's for their luscious cream puffs, Pop Bar, Milano Ice Cream or Cream for ice cream and gelato, or Alpine Bakery for cakes, cookies, and pies. 

For something different, try a decadently topped cinnamon roll at Cinnaholic.

Photo Courtesy of Concord Beard Papa's

7. Play Games

Get competitive at Dave & Buster’s, team up at the Red Door Escape Room or ATG Escape Room. Come experience the thrills and challenges of professional motorsport at Drive Simulations!

Photo Courtesy of Dave & Buster's

8. Picnic a Deux

Pack a basket and make your way to Markham Nature Park and Arboretum—an urban oasis with more than two miles of scenic trails.

9. Bring Your Furry Valentine Along

Three is not a crowd when it comes to your best furry friend. Concord offers an abundance of pet-friendly venues, parks, and trails including the Hilton and Concord Plaza HotelThe Hop Grenade Taproom and Lazy Dog Restaurants, the Paw Patch at Newhall Community Park, and Lime Ridge and Shell Ridge Open Spaces

Read about the Concord Perro Trail here!

Photo Courtesy of Wolfpack Creative Photography

10. Get a Room, You Two

Seriously! Stay at one of Concord’s ten hotels for the whole weekend. If you’re a local, enjoy a romantic staycation.

hotel bedroom
Photo Courtesy of Hilton Concord


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